REVIEW: To Love Jason Thorn by Ella Maise
"In their eyes, we will be whoever they want us to be, little one."
Jason Thorn… My brother’s childhood friend. Oh, how stupidly in love with that boy I was. He was the first boy that made me blush, my first official crush. Sounds beautiful so far, right? That excitement that bubbles up inside you, those famous butterflies you feel for the very first time—he was the reason for them all. But, you only get to live in that fairytale world until they crush your hopes and dreams and then stomp on your heart for good measure. And boy did he crush my little heart into pieces. After the stomping part he became the boy I did my best to stay away from—and let me tell you, it was pretty hard to do when he slept in the room right across from mine. When tragedy struck his family and they moved away, I was ready to forget he ever existed. Now he is a movie star, the one who makes women of all ages go into a screaming frenzy, the one who makes everyone swoon with that dimpled smile of his. Do you think that’s dreamy? I certainly don’t think so. How about me coming face to face with him? Nope still not dreamy. Not when I can’t even manage to look him in the eye. Me? I’m Olive, a new writer. Actually, I’m THE writer of the book that inspired the movie he is about to star in on the big screen. As of late, I am also referred to as the oh-so-very-lucky girl who is about to become the wife of Jason Thorn. Maybe you’re thinking yet again that this is all so dreamy? Nope, nothing dreamy going on here. Not even close.
Jason Thorn is everything I look for in a book boyfriend. He's a perfect combination mixed together in one devastatingly handsome package. He's equal parts, arrogant and cocky, sweet and caring. "I kissed the edges of her mouth where she hid those secret smiles, the ones she saved for when she was writing on her laptop, lost in a different world she was creating from the start, brick by brick. I wanted to own those secret smiles just as much I wanted to own her beautiful heart. I wanted to be the reason for their existence" Olive Taylor is everything I look for in a heroine. Sweet, adorable and a wee bit dorky. She's totally relatable which makes her perfect for this genre. "When I lifted my head up, he was staring down at me-right into my eyes. By then I was the perfect example of one of those 'My body is ready' Gifs." To Love Jason Thorn is everything I look for in a favourite book. A perfect combination of the bad boy vs the good girl. I absolutely adored this book, it ticked all the right boxes for me. "Then my lips were on hers, and her lips were on mine. We kissed long enough to cover years. In front of everyone, her lips became mine and I took her breath for myself, because I needed it more then she did." The storyline was a wee bit of famous actor thrown in with my favourite type of Romance, the heroine and the brothers best friend. I've discovered that a lot of my favourite books seem to be this genre and it's because it always works. "My heart ached with love for a little girl who in some ways had always belonged to me" Olive grew up idolising her big brothers best friend, Jason, she's been in love with him since she was 7 years old. But Jason broke her heart twice and now lives a separate life to the Taylor family. A chance encounter at a movie executives office changes Olive and Jason's lives completely. A love that burned for so long grows brighter and a love that was completely platonic grows into so much more. This story follows Olive and Jason through a friendship that develops into friends with marriage and then so much more. I adored the way this story was written and I loved the pet names that Jason gave Olive, I highlighted a huge portion of this book, the steamy quotes, the love quotes and the downright hilarious quotes. "That thing that resides in your chest? Took wings and flew away. The other thing that was in my skull? Turned to complete mush." Ella Maise creates characters and a storyline that develop all on there own. The development of the story was smooth and flowed perfectly from chapter to chapter. The secondary characters were certainly a treat to read about as well. Everyone's needs a friend like Lucy! "If it happens, don't freak out, Olive. You're a calm waterfall, a purring fucking cat." I would recommend this to anyone who dreams of one day marrying Zac Efron or who adores the friends to lovers genre. A great read with a whole lot of humour. "She was seeing me, and maybe for the first time, I was seeing her too. Her voice called to me as much as her eyes did, but then she hid those beautiful eyes from me, and I found myself crossing the room to get to her."
Meet The Author: Ella Maise
I’m an avid reader. Therefore, a big dreamer. I love nothing more than to escape real life to find those very few magical moments in a book. I love how it has the power of stealing your worries away, putting a smile on your face, and of course sometimes making you crush on fictional characters. If I can manage to do even one of those things for a reader, I will be a happy writer.
Publishing my debut novel, I’m Yours is the scariest thing I’ve probably ever done before. However, it is also by far the most exciting thing. I can only hope to become a better writer with each new book.